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RFA to EPA: final rule disregards ethanol’s carbon benefits

Ethanol industry supporters say the Biden administration’s new automobile emissions standards miss the mark and disregard the carbon benefits of ethanol. Harold Wolle, a Minnesota farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, says the final rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... Read More.

SD legislature approves carbon pipeline bills

The South Dakota Legislature has passed three bills outlining landowner protections and requiring additional payments from companies if they want to build a carbon pipeline in the state. After a conference committee meeting on Wednesday, Senate Bill 201 now requires the carbon pipelines pay... Read More.

Valero to join Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline

The world’s second largest corn ethanol producer will join the proposed Summit Carbon Pipeline project being built across five states. Valero has eight ethanol facilities that will be incorporated into the project in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Those facilities would add... Read More.

Study says a reduction in carbon footprint for U.S. soybeans

A new study from the National Oilseed Processors Association and the United Soybean Board says there’s been a decline in the carbon footprint of U.S. soybeans. NOPA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Katie Vassalli tells Brownfield… “The study found U.S. soybean farmers, the processing plants... Read More.

Carbon pipeline bills move through SD Legislature

The South Dakota House passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for the Summit Carbon Pipeline to move forward and some state agriculture groups are responding positively. Senate Bill 201 sets new regulations on pipeline infrastructure and allows counties to charge... Read More.

A closer look at carbon intensity scoring

A farmer from eastern South Dakota says carbon intensity scores for corn might seem new, but he’s been getting that data on his crops for more than 10 years. Ron Alverson tells Brownfield it started when California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard went into effect.... Read More.

California’s low carbon fuel standard hearing delayed

The California Clean Air Resources Board has postponed a mid-March hearing to consider amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. U.S. ethanol groups submitted comments earlier this week on the proposal, which would set sustainability requirements for biofuel feedstocks in California. Renewable Fuels... Read More.

POET announces partnership with Summit Carbon Solutions

A new partnership between POET and Summit Carbon Solutions is expected to help capture nearly five million tons of CO2 annually. The agreement will incorporate 17 of POET’s biofuels production facilities into Summit’s carbon capture pipeline project. Tom Buis, CEO of the American Carbon... Read More.

Agriculture leads carbon and climate change efforts, NEFB says

The president of a state farm bureau organization says agriculture can be the center of carbon and climate change discussions. Nebraska’s Mark McHargue tells Brownfield the U.S. needs to increase investments in low-carbon biofuels and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is at the top of... Read More.